Leadership

Meet the Team

Collin Visaggio

Chairman

Collin has 33 years’ experience in corporate leadership, strategy, financing and governance. Mr Visaggio was formally the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of InterOil Corporation, a company that he listed on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) on the March 31st, 2009. During his tenure at Interoil he raised over US$1.2billion in debt and equity and the company grew to be valued at over US$3billion with over 1000 employees. InterOil was sold to Exxon Mobil in July 2016.

Mr. Visaggio was appointed CFO of InterOil on October 26th, 2006. He is a Fellow of the Australian Society of Certified Practicing Accountants and is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. Mr Visaggio has a Bachelor of Business Degree and a Masters Degree in Business Administration (MBA). Whilst completing his MBA he won the Alcoa Australia prize for top student in Strategic Management and he has also attended the Stanford Senior Executive Program (SEP) in management. Mr. Visaggio has had experience in senior business positions within Woodside Petroleum and BP Australia.

Mr. Visaggio was at Woodside Petroleum from March 1988 until July 2005, with his final position being Manager, Compliance and Business for the Africa Business Unit, and prior position as Manager, Commercial and Planning for the Gas Business Unit. Prior to this and during his 17 years with Woodside, he was Deputy Chief Financial Officer, and Financial Analyst and Planning Manager within the corporate finance group. He also served on the board of Santa Maria Ladies College from 2004 to March 2010, including as Chairman for four of those years.

Gavin Burnett

CEO & Managing Director

Gavin has around 20 years experience in technology, both as an entrepreneur and as a senior executive of a large, publicly listed Australian media organisation.

Gavin headed a BRW Top 5 fastest growing company twice in Australia (2004, 2005) and was personally twice a finalist in EY’s Entrepreneur of the Year Awards. Thomson Reuters acquired BigRedSky’s technology business in 2009. Empired is still listed on the ASX with a market cap of $92m.

Gavin was appointed as West Australian Newspaper’s (now Seven West Media) first General Manager of Digital in 2006. Gavin founded Moboom (www.moboom.com) in 2009 and raised around AUD$30m to build what is widely regarded as the most technologically advanced, patented web-building platform in the world today. He has been a director of public companies for more than 13 years. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce from Curtin University.

Melvin Tan

CFO & Director

Melvin has held senior finance roles in technology companies for the majority of his career and has experience in growing businesses organically and through strategic acquisitions. Prior to Moboom, he served as the Australasia Financial Controller at Gemcom Software (now Geovia) for 8 years and before that, roles with Schlumberger and RSM. Melvin holds a Bachelor of Commerce and a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Western Australia, is a Fellow Certified Practising Accountant (FCPA) and Fellow Governance Institute Australia (FGIA)

"The Internet is built upside down". Those were the words Gavin said to me in 2012 that made me join Moboom as CFO and as an investor. When simply explained, it makes absolutely no sense how "traditional" websites work when compared to how Moboom does it. Developers persist with outdated platforms because that's what they're familiar with, but in doing so they (or rather their client's websites) sacrifice speed, security and searchability. Moboom's disruptive technology uses the Internet the way it really should to be used.

What I've enjoyed most working for Moboom is the opportunity to solve a global problem and assist the company evolve from start-up to now having customers ranging from small businesses to large multi-national organisations.

David Penner

Chief Technology Officer

David has led Moboom’s software engineering efforts since 2012. 

Previously, he worked as the Vice President of Engineering at BluLabel, where he was responsible for operation of all of the company’s daily deals E-commerce websites, with a peak audience of 50 million people and 11,000 transactions per site per day. David oversaw all engineering consulting projects from planning to customer delivery. 

He served as the technology interface for all business partners, and worked closely with developers to architect technical approaches for projects. 

He holds a Bachelor of Science in Aeronautics and Astronautics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Paul Harvell

Strategic Partnerships – Data and Directories

Paul is an experienced marketing professional with a proven track record of achievement in the broadcast and digital media industries. He has built, managed and directed many multi-million-dollar business in the digital media world, in some cases managing companies with more than 100 staff members. Paul was educated in South Africa with a diploma from University of the Witwatersrand and trained in the military, achieving the rank of full Lieutenant in the South African Defence Force (Army). Paul’s background in advertising and marketing extended more than 20 years in the broadcast media before becoming involved in online advertising in the late 1990s. He was one of the founders of Australian Local Search, which was sold to News Corp to become True local. Paul also founded Yodel and Blink Digital, which were both born out of the need to find SME’s a solution to get found on the web. Paul now manages Moboom’s directory assets, Hotfrog, Super Pages and Speak and our data partner and publisher network.

When he is not working Paul is either climbing Mount Everest, diving in the Antarctica with whales or swimming in Mexican waters with great white sharks. He is also a scuba diving and sky diving instructor.

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